Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
point lead there last month. mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, is in michigan tonight addressing a rally at oakland university in the town of rochester just outside detroit. the question tonight, if the mood of voters is changing here, could it also be a sign that it's changing in ohio as well, another key battleground state. the poll in the free press and the pew poll not the only good news for the romney forces. they got a big boost as well in gallup's tracking poll which shows a 47-47 tie among likely voters contacted on the 4th through the 6th. in pre-debate polling, mr. obama, president obama, led by five. as for today's pew poll, the obama campaign takes issue with the party makeup of people surveyed, saying it tilts republican compared to september. the romney campaign, on the other hand, says it's pleased with the numbers. joining us now, jim acosta with the romney campaign in newport news, virginia and on the phone, dan lothian with president obama's campaign. jim, you're on the trail with the romney campaign. what's the reaction to the latest polling, because republican
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
. what did mitt romney do? he brought in paul ryan who has even less, if you could imagine that, foreign policy experience except maybe perhaps voting against tougher sanctions on iran while he was in congress. as far as that argument's concerned, i think it's rather debunked. i want to read to you very quickly a quote from mitt romney from that video with the 47%. this is his -- this is his foreign policy in a nutshell. so what do you do -- this is about peace in the middle east. you say you move things along the best way you can. you hope for some degree of stability. but you recognize this is an unsolved problem and we kick the ball down the field and hope ultimately somehow something will happen and resolve it. that's what mitt romney said on foreign policy behind closed doors. whatever he says today in a couple of hours, you got to juxtapose that to that quote in the video when he thought no one else was listening. >> john, one of mitt romney's problems is the only specifics he's given as to how his foreign policy differs from president obama is that he's going to talk tougher and s
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. it is a cheap housing play. it is headed into the holiday season. >> bed, bath and beyond. next one from ryan -- is it time to get into home builders? he noticed a strong residential and commercial demand. >> i wouldn't be buying home builders right here. i think they're all overly extended. we like the suppliers. home depots, even the drif plays like wells fargo that owns 33% of the mortgage market. clearly the housing game is in play but not the toll brothers. go with the derivative plays. >> seema, thanks. >>> catch strapped state and local governments across america are increasingly betting on casinos to help raise revenue. which stocks are cashing in on that trend, we'll turn to cnbc's brian schactman live at ohio at the opening of the hollywood columbus casino. not a bad assignment for the day, brian. >> reporter: not bad, although i only get to watch right now. we got to wait until i get off the clock. this had is a huge deal for ohio. they get jobs, they get tax revenue and they have a casino on a property that was actually abandoned. the question we want to ask on "fast money," what'